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The Upside of Down by Charles Kenny

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CHAPTER SIX

        The Folly of Fortress Thinking

THERE IS A BIG SIGN ON one of the bridges over the Delaware River in Trenton, New Jersey: TRENTON MAKES, THE WORLD TAKES. It is a motto dating from 1911, when Trenton was a major manufacturing center. The city even made the world’s largest-ever bathtub to fit the 350-pound President William Taft. But Trenton’s manufacturing heyday is long in the past. And despite the growth of state government jobs, the city’s population is down nearly one-third from its peak in 1950. Like most places in the United States, Trenton now relies on service industries for employment. The steel ropes, farm tools, mattresses, ...

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